Minneapolis city crews are once again trying to reopen the intersection dubbed “George Floyd Square” in an attempt to restore traffic to the area that was shut down for almost a year as a makeshift memorial and place of protest.
After giving up on a first attempt to reopen the square last week, city workers came back to the intersection at 38th Street and Chicago Avenue to take away makeshift blockades that were sectioning off the streets on Tuesday.
The Minneapolis Star Tribune reported, “Crews moved in with front-end loaders and brooms just before 5 a.m. to move ‘debris and trash piles’ out of the way, said city representatives. They were on scene for about half an hour.” The crew members did not interfere with the memorial objects or makeshift gardens.
By 5 p.m. on Tuesday night, per the outlet, normal vehicular traffic had not restarted at the area as protesters came and obstructed the streets around the intersection.
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